The trainee race director of the 3R Hippodrome, François Carignan, has confirmed in recent days that the 2021 Champions Gala will take place in the coming months.
We are talking about a date around January 15th. Location details, exact date, time and format will come later.
The process was started a few weeks ago and the list of nominees was finalized, the vote even took place.
First, the most involved members of the H3R, Ms. Cynthia Thériault and Ms. Murielle Thomassin, as well as Mr. François Carignan, Mr. Guy Lafontaine, Mr. Maximilien Bradette and Daniel Delisle, drew up a list from which the vote has been taken.
This vote involved five people, plus Mr. Carignan, the five people being Mr. René Quessy and Mr. Jacques Fortin from the ATAQ, Mr. Paul-André Lehoux from the CRCCQ and Mr. Maximilien Bradette and Daniel Delisle for H3R.
Five points were awarded for the first choice, three for the second and one for the third. In the event of a tie, François Carignan settles the debate.
And this is how the two finalists in each category are now known; the winners will be announced at the gala.
Trainer of the year
Francis Richard 88 departures (19-18-15) $ 142,250
Sylvain Tremblay 89 departures (31-7-12) $ 106,678
Pilot of the year
Pascal Bérubé 289 departures (63-24-43) $ 225,179
Samuel Fillion 253 departures (36-55-36) $ 178,071
Rookie of the Year
Antoine Desrochers 32 departures (1-4-6) $ 9,167
Jessica Turenne 103 departures (16-10-6) $ 42,791
Groom of the year
Linda Bélanger Stable Dany Fontaine
Emma Bouchard Alpha Stable
Breeder of the year
Walker of the year
Hall Win 13 departures (6-1-4) $ 46,574
XOXO 16 starts (7-3-0) $ 27,378
Pacer of the year
DGS De Vito 17 departures (7-6-2) $ 26,830
Enchanted Story 15 starts (7-3-3) $ 19,786
Owner of the year
Family of the Year
Finally, all the statistics compiled take into account what happened at H3R in 2021.
Congratulations to all of the nominees and good luck with the final unveiling.
By Daniel Delisle, for the Jockey Club de Québec